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Proprietary garage consents

This pre-paid consent covers proprietary garages that are from one of the national chains, such as Skyline, Ideal, Versatile and others, and that meets the following criteria:

  • Less than 50m2
  • No sanitary plumbing and drainage
  • Not insulated and lined

Other potential requirements


Your building consent will also be checked for planning compliance.  Some common issues that occur are daylight controls, site coverage, front yards and parking spaces. Have a look at Council's resource consent information online or contact Council's Duty Planner on 03 546 0200 to discuss your project.


Council has set fees for proprietary garage consents. They are based on average processing times and number of inspections.  Note that fire rated walls will require an additional (fourth) inspection and inspection fee.  Please note: if your application requires longer to process or re-inspections are required, you will receive an additional invoice.

Council is required to collect levies for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and BRANZ.  These levies are based on the value of works $20,000 and over and are explained in the Building Unit Fees and Charges.

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